The James Add-To Collection (Grade 2 Six-Packs)

We are pleased to introduce our new SongLake Books James Collection.  Recognizing that many schools are struggling to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards, we have scrutinized hundreds of books from approved publishers and hand-selected only those that best align themselves with these standards.

Features of our James Collection for grade 2 include more non-fiction titles; repeated characters; repeated books by the same author/illustrator; repeated topics; different versions of the same fairy tales; variety of topics; ties to content areas: science, social studies; different times and cultures; and one biography of an author along with six copies of a work by that author.  The James Collection also features different genres at each level offering more flexibility in choosing titles of interest for your students.  This collection is designed to augment our larger Karen Collection.

Books in the James Collection span guided reading levels J–M to meet the needs of students found in a typical grade 2 classroom.  The goal is to have second graders exit at a level M instructional level.

Our James Collection contains 121 books: one author biography and 6 copies each of 20 additional titles organized into guided reading sets for classrooms, Title I/ESEA, and new federal programs such as ESSA, et al.  It is also ideal for bookrooms. Most titles included in this collection can be found in Fountas and Pinnell's Booklist now found online.  Each collection comes with two lists.  One list is arranged by levels.  The other list is arranged alphabetically.

As with each of our collections the James Collection is affordably priced below retail.  This is truly a remarkable value for a well-designed collection from multiple publishers.

Level Title Genre
jacket*Camping Out
  Don't Worry Realistic Fiction
  *Floating And Sinking Informational
jacket*My Favorite Bear
  *Oldville Flyer, The Realistic Fiction
K Henry Ford Biography
  *Houndsley And Catina Fantasy
  *Sweet Face's Adventure Fantasy
  Water Informational
  What Does Water Do? Informational
L *Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping Fantasy
  *Animal Reports Informational
jacketFriend Or Foe?
  *Long Way To A New Land, The Historical Fiction
  *Pete Penguin And The Bullies Fantasy
M *At The Farm Informational
jacket*Danny's Special Tree
  *In The Meadow Informational
  Red Riding Hood Traditional Literature
  *Trains Informational
* Listed on Fountas & Pinnell's Leveled Books website
121 books: 6 copies each of 20 titles
plus 1 copy of Playing With Words,
a biography of James Howe, author of the Houndsley And Catina Books
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